Portland review board OKs fatal police shooting
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland Police Review Board says an officer followed policy and had reason to use deadly force when he fatally shot a man in March at Hoyt Arboretum.
Jason Walters had responded to a report of a disturbance. He shot Jack Dale Collins when he emerged from a restroom holding a knife, refused to drop it and moved toward the officer.
A grand jury previously cleared the officer of criminal wrongdoing in shooting the 58-year-old transient.
The Oregonian reports the review board's ruling was release earlier this month in its first public report. The name of the officer was not used in the report but the circumstances matched the Hoyt Arboretum shooting.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com